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ERIC Number: EJ863738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
My Two Boots ... A Walk through the Wetlands. An Annual Outing for 700 Middle School Students
Cwikla, Julie; Lasalle, Mark; Wilner, Sybil
American Biology Teacher, v71 n5 p274-279 May 2009
Project WetKids ( provides wetland, environmental, estuary, and watershed experiences with local scientists, engineers, and naturalists to Pascagoula, Mississippi students and their families. Extensive activities provide participants: (1) real world, locally relevant science-based events; (2) meaningful scientific experiences and interactions with field scientists; and (3) exposure to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics career opportunities in the Gulf Coast region. The Project WetKids program and accompanying research were funded by the National Science Foundation and have been further supported by local and regional partners. The idea and concept for Project WetKids was spawned in part from the success of the annual "My Two Boots" event in the Pascagoula School District (PSD). This article focuses on this day-long event for 700 Pascagoula and Gautier sixth-graders that tackles wetlands and environmental science. (Contains 5 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi